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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USCGC Sequoia (WLB-215) is an active duty United States Coast Guard buoy tender. The primary missions of the ship is to maintain large ocean buoys, protect the marine environment, participate in search and rescue and conduct ice breaking operations. She is a Juniper-class seagoing buoy tender. Sequoia is one of 15, 225 foot long Coast Guard seagoing buoy tending cutters. She was launched on August 23, 2003 by Marinette Marine Corporation on the Menominee River.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Supercomputers are the fastest type of computers available, performing at speeds, which are far above that of the normal, every-day computers. First introduced in the 1960s, modern supercomputers have continued to improve, operating at speeds of about tens of teraflops, translated as trillions of operations per second and beyond, reaching the petaflop level (quadrillion mathematical computations per second). Recently, scientists at Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, US, announced the installation of Sequoia, a new supercomputer which is estimated to be the most powerful supercomputer in the world. Learn more about supercomputers and their potential applications in this book.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Controlled or prescribed burning, also known as hazard reduction burning or Swailing is a technique sometimes used in forest management, farming, prairie restoration or greenhouse gas abatement. Fire is a natural part of both forest and grassland ecology and controlled fire can be a tool for foresters. Hazard reduction or controlled burning is conducted during the cooler months to reduce fuel buildup and decrease the likelihood of serious hotter fires. Controlled burning stimulates the germination of some desirable forest trees, thus renewing the forest. Some seeds, such as sequoia, remain dormant until fire breaks down the seed coating. In industrialized countries, controlled burning is usually overseen by fire control authorities for regulations and permits. The party responsible must delineate the intended time and place. Obtaining a permit may not limit liability if the fire burns out of control.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Gardaland is the third-most-popular theme park in Europe and is between Peschiera and Lazise, at Lake Garda in Italy. Built on the eastern shore of Lake Garda at Castelnuovo del Garda, the park opened on July 19, 1975. It has expanded steadily in both size and attendance, topping 1 million visitors annually for the first time in 1984. By 2007, attendance reached 3.6 million. Run and operated by the Merlin Entertainments Group, the park is promoted as first in Italy. This statistic is believable as the different attractions are considerably spaced throughout the park. It currently is home to six roller coasters and a total of 56 rides. The coasters are called Blue Tornado, Magic Mountain, Sequoia Adventure, Orto Bruco, Mammut and Fuga da Atlantide.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Stephen C. Sillett (born March 19, 1968) is a botanist specializing in old growth forest canopies. As the first scientist to enter the redwood forest canopy, he pioneered new methods for climbing, exploring, and studying tall trees. Sillett has climbed many of the world's tallest trees to study the plant and animal life residing in their crowns and is generally recognized as an authority on tall trees, especially redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens). He is the first Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology for the Department of Biological Sciences at Humboldt State University. He is featured in Richard Preston's New York Times best seller The Wild Trees, as well as in academic journals, general interest magazines, and nature television programs. He lives in Arcata, California, with wife Marie Antoine, a botanist and fellow forest canopy research scientist.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The General Grant tree is the largest Giant Sequoia in the Grant Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park. It was named in 1867 after Ulysses S. Grant, Union Army general and the 18th President of the United States (1869-1877). President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed it the "Nation's Christmas Tree" on April 28, 1926. On March 29, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the tree a "National Shrine", a memorial to those who died in war. It is the only living object to be so declared. The tree is the second largest tree in the world after the General Sherman tree as of 2005, when the Washington tree, which was previously second place, lost half its trunk. Once thought to be well over 2,000 years old, recent estimates point to a much younger age closer to 1,650 years.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The geography of California is diverse. There are alpine mountains, foggy coastlines, hot deserts, and a fertile central valley. The U.S. state of California is home to some of the world's most exceptional trees: the tallest (coast redwood), most massive (Giant Sequoia), and oldest (bristlecone pine). It is also home to both the highest (Mt. Whitney) and lowest (Death Valley) points in the 48 contiguous states. The state is generally divided into Northern and Southern California, although the boundary between the two is not well defined. San Francisco is decidedly a Northern California city and Los Angeles likewise a Southern California one, but areas in between do not often share their confidence in geographic identity. The US Geological Survey defines the geographic center of the state at a point near North Fork, California.
Abstract The present investigations entitled "Studies on the comparative performance of Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) cultivars under mid-hill conditions of Himachal Pradesh was conducted at the experimental field of Department of Fruit Science, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, H.P. during the year 2012 and 2013. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Block Design consisting of 13 cultivars replicated thrice. In this experiment strawberry cultivars (viz. Chandler, Camarosa, Confictura, Ofra, Festival, Sweet Charlie, Douglas, Ventana, Selva, Gorella, Pajaro, Eclair and Sequoia) were used. The results revealed that the cultivars 'Festival' and 'Camarosa' were best with respect to the plant height and leaf area. The cultivars Sweet Charlie and Ofra were earliest to flower and the duration of flowering was longest in 'Camarosa' and 'Sweet Charlie'. The cultivars Chandler, Sweet Charlie, Festival and Camarosa stand promising with respect to fruit yield and fruit size. The TSS content was highest in 'Sweet Charlie' and 'Ofra'. The cv. Sweet Charlie also recorded the lowest acid content. While, Sequoia recorded the highest anthocyanin